A Coastal Prairie Haven
Stretching across more than 400 acres, Nash Prairie Preserve stands as it has for centuries: gently rolling fields of tallgrass prairie untouched by plow or bulldozer. Less than two hundred years ago, the coastal tallgrass prairie covered millions of acres. Today, less than one percent remains, and of that, barely a fraction has never been plowed. When you adopt an acre today, you help conserve this unique and vanishing landscape.
Nash Prairie lies amid the Columbia Bottomlands, a four-county expanse of wetlands, bayous and floodplains on the Texas coast. The preserve is a perfect snapshot of the past, of a bygone time before millions of acres of fertile prairie were converted for agricultural and residential use. Development pressures from nearby metropolitan areas are drastically altering the Columbia Bottomlands, creating the critical need to save Nash Prairie now. View videos and photos><
Nash Prairie is a botanical treasure trove. More than 300 plant species have been documented on the site, including rare species—coastal gayfeather, rain-lily and meadow-rue—with names as beautiful as their blossoms. This small parcel of land provides habitat for 120 species of birds, including grassland species which are in serious continental decline. Nash Prairie contributes to watershed functions of the Brazos River, minimizing runoff and reducing erosion. Protecting remaining intact grasslands and other bottomland forests is critical to local and regional communities that rely on the river and the life it supports. Learn more>>